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Amazon considering setting up cloud data centers in Taiwan

May 23, 11:05

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is considering establishing cloud data centers in Taiwan and has finished a feasibility evaluation but has not yet made any decision, Amazon corporate vice president and AWS greater China managing director Alex Yung revealed at AWS Summit in Taipei on May 20.

Amazon vice president and AWS greater China managing director Alex Yung

Shipments of Chromebooks integrated with Google Play set to increase

May 20, 15:50

Google has announced that new Chromebooks rolled out by its notebook partners will start supporting Google Play, a move which is likely to substantially ramp up shipments of Chromebooks.

BenQ to showcase store management system solutions at Computex

May 20, 14:14

Display solution provider BenQ has been developing smart solutions for years and will showcase its new store management system solutions for retail stores, factories, physical fitness centers and education at Computex Taipei 2016 during May 31-June 4, according to the company.

Alibaba increasing investments in online video services

May 19, 14:28

Yin Jing, president of the home appliance business unit at China-based Alibaba's e-commerce subsidiary T-mall has commented at CES Asia 2016 that Alibaba has been keen on investing in and developing online video services and is optimistic about video services' prospects.

Tencent sees increased 1Q16 revenues

May 19, 11:54

China-based Internet value-added service provider Tencent Holdings has published its first-quarter 2016 financial report, posting consolidated revenues of CNY31.995 billion (US$4.952 billion), up 5.10% sequentially and 42.84% on year.

China market: Online advertising value over CNY 54 billion in 1Q16, says Analysys

May 17, 11:58

Providers of online advertising services in the China market generated total revenues of CNY54.25 billion (US$8.30 billion) during the first quarter of 2016, dropping 12.6% on quarter but growing 35.6% on year, according to Analysys International.

Worldwide server virtualization market is reaching peak, says Gartner

May 16, 22:29

The worldwide x86 server virtualization market is expected to reach US$5.6 billion in 2016, an increase of 5.7% from 2015, according to Gartner. Despite the overall market increase, new software licenses have declined for the first time since this market became mainstream more than a decade ago. Growth...

China market: Online search value nearly CNY18 billion in 1Q16, says Analysys

May 16, 22:27

Online search engines in the China market generated total revenues of CNY17.82 billion (US$2.72 billion) in the first quarter of 2016, decreasing by 17.0% on quarter but increasing by 16.7% on year, according to China-based consulting company Analysys International.

MediaTek announces sale of auto IC subsidiary to China firm

Stockwatch - May 13, 15:06

Taiwan-based IC design house MediaTek has announced the signing of a strategic cooperation framework agreement with NavInfo, a China-based digital mapping service provider. According to the agreement, NavInfo will also acquire AutoChips, in which MediaTek holds an 82.9% stake, for a total of US$600...

Alibaba 1Q16 operations up on year

May 6, 11:13

China-based e-commerce operator Alibaba Group Holding has reported consolidated revenues of CNY24.184 billion (US$3.751 billion) increasing 38.8% on year, net operating profit of CNY5.112 billion hiking 96.7% and net profit of CNY5.314 billion for first-quarter 2016.

Taiwan market: Online advertising services valued at NT$19.352 billion in 2015, says DMA

May 3, 14:25

Online advertising service providers in the Taiwan market generated total revenues of NT$19.352 billion (US$589 million) in 2015, increasing 19.6% on year, according to Digital Marketing Association (DMA) Taipei.

Soft-World sets up joint venture in Indonesia

Apr 27, 15:45

Online game developer and operator Soft-World International has announced the establishment of an Indonesia-based joint venture, PT. Maya Kartuku International, with Indonesia-based advertising agent PT. Damai Sejahtera Utama and Singapore-based financial consulting company Balius Capital Limited to...

Data Systems Consulting, Techmation form strategic cooperation to tap China automated plastic production market

Apr 27, 15:44

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution provider Data Systems Consulting and Techmation, a developer of automated control systems for plastic injection molding machinery, on April 26 signed a strategic cooperation agreement to promote automated monitoring and management systems for plastic manufacturing...

ITTS steps into smart factory, city, logistics services

Apr 27, 15:19

IT outsourcing and business process outsourcing service provider Information Technology Total Services (ITTS) has extended operations to Internet of Things-based (IoT) services for smart factories, smart cities and smart logistics, according to the company.

XPEC and AltPlus to form partnership

Apr 26, 11:17

Game developer XPEC Entertainment has announced it will form a strategic alliance with Japan-based mobile game developer AltPlus through cross investment.

HTC ties up with Dassault Systemes to develop business VR solutions

Newswatch - Apr 22, 11:32

HTC has signed a strategic partnership agreement with 3D software solution provider Dassault Systemes, and together the two firms will aim to develop business-use virtual reality (VR) solutions, according to HTC.

Foxconn-invested B2B online shopping platform commences operations

Apr 21, 14:12

A Foxconn-invested B2B business website, ibuyplastic.com, which is based in China, came online recently. The B2B platform aims to facilitate sales of more than 500 plastic parts and components from 18 companies to more than 3,000 clients initially, according to a China-based 163.com report.

Digitimes Research: Shipments of Oculus Rift CV1 delayed on shortage of lenses

Apr 21, 10:51

Shipments of Oculus' first virtual reality (VR) device, the Rift CV1, will be delayed to August due to a shortage of parts. While Oculus is reluctant to reveal which components are in short supply, Digitimes Research's sources indicate that there is a shortage of its customized Fresnel lenses.

Chunghwa Telecom developing usage-based insurance solution

Apr 18, 11:31

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) is developing a UBI (usage-based insurance) solution, that utilizes Big Data analysis of driving behavior to produce a reference for setting insurance premiums, through cooperation with security service provider Taiwan Fire & Marine Insurance.

University team develops cloud-based symbiotic system for fish farms and hydroponics

Apr 18, 11:24

A team consisting of several professors from the Department of Electronic Engineering at the National Taipei University of Technology has developed a symbiotic ecosystem between fish culture and vegetable hydroponics, according to the team.

Taiwan forms IoT alliance

Apr 13, 11:51

Taiwan-based enterprises and research/academic organizations on April 12 announced the formation of the Asia IoT Alliance (AIoTA) in an attempt to promote IoT applications across industries through partnerships with the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC).

Vendors see stable demand for enterprise notebooks thanks to Windows 10

Apr 6, 16:01

Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Dell have seen their clients from the enterprise sector aggressively pulling in orders recently, but orders from the consumer sector remain weak, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

China software revenues reach over CNY620 billion in January-February, says MIIT

Mar 29, 10:53

China's software industry generated total revenues of CNY620.606 billion (US$94.71 billion) in January-February 2016, growing by 15.5% on year, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

Taiwan market: CatchPlay launches OTT steaming service

Mar 23, 15:35

CatchPlay, a provider of online entertainment content in the Taiwan market, on March 22 launched CatchPlay On Demand, with charge rates of NT$60 (US$1.81) or NT$80 for a streaming movie or NT$250 a month for unlimited titles, according to the company.

IoT business value to grow at CAGR of 17.5% over next 5 years, says Pegatron chairman

Mar 23, 15:27

Internet of Things (IoT) has taken off, especially in smart city solutions that integrate IoT, cloud, and open data technologies. Overall IoT business value will grow at a CAGR of 17.2% over the next five years, Pegatron chairman and Taipei Computer Association president TH Tung said at the opening...

HPE and 2 universities cooperate to study intelligent transportation in Taiwan

Mar 21, 15:30

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE), National Chiao Tung University and Chung Hua University have cooperated in research based on government-provided open data as well as IoT (Internet of Things) and Big Data analytical technologies to derive value-added information for setting up intelligent transportation...

Tencent brings in revenues of nearly CNY103 billion for 2015

Mar 18, 11:22

Tencent on March 17 released its financial report for 2015, with consolidated revenues of CNY102.863 billion (US$16.37 billion) increasing 30.32% on year, according to the company.

Taiwan market: JD.com to start B2C online shopping platform

Mar 17, 16:35

JD.com, a China-based operator of B2C online shopping services, on March 16 held a conference in Taipei to introduce Taiwan-based own-brand makers or vendors to its JD Worldwide platform.

HTC showcasing more VR contents at GDC 2016

Mar 14, 22:03

HTC will team up with Valve to showcase VR (virtual reality) applications at the Game Developer Conference (GDC) 2016 to be held in San Francisco from May 14-18, according to HTC.

Baidu aims at 1Q16 consolidated revenues of CNY15.140-15.970 billion

Feb 26, 14:52

Baidu, the largest China-based search engine, is targeting consolidated revenues of CNY15.140-15.970 billion (US$2.32-2.45 billion) for the first quarter of 2016, according to a financial report released by the company on February 25.

CyberLink optimistic about 1Q16

Feb 23, 16:13

Multimedia software developer CyberLink expects consolidated revenues for the first quarter of 2016 to grow 7-10% on year and the corresponding gross margin and net operating margin to reach 83-86% and 34.5-37.5%, respectively, company chairman Jau Huang said at a February 22 investors conference.

NCC to start public warning system

Feb 18, 15:15

Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) will begin operating public warning and information system on natural disasters and potential natural disasters, on April 1, 2016, according to NCC.

Acer will need to revamp business structure, says Stan Shih

Feb 17, 15:55

Commenting on Acer's operations, Acer founder Stan Shih pointed out that the company has already transformed from a pure hardware player to a provider of hardware, software and service integrated solutions and as the businesses are growing larger, Acer will need to spin off several of its businesses...

Acer produces e-books for National Palace Museum

Feb 17, 15:47

Acer on February 16 announced an exclusive licensing deal with Taiwan's National Palace Museum to produce electronic versions of 100 books at the museum for online sale. Acer has finished production of 30 e-books so far.

IoT, Big Data and biological sciences: Q&A with Dassault Systemes president Bernard Charles

Feb 16, 11:58

Dassault Systemes, a European multinational software company that develops 3D design, 3D engineering, 3D CAD, modeling and simulation as well as product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions, has continued to strengthen its presence in the IoT and Big Data sectors, as well as biological sciences.

Dassault president Bernard Charles

Prospects for virtual reality, deep learning, autonomous cars: Q&A with Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang

Jan 29, 15:07

Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang has been outspoken with his predictions about future technologies and products, and developing industry trends. Huang recently sat down with DIGITIMES to share his comments on virtual reality (VR), deep learning and autonomous cars as Nvidia looks to strengthen its deployments...

Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang

Alibaba 4Q15 revenues, profit up on year

Jan 29, 14:59

China-based e-commerce operator Alibaba Group Holding has published its financial report for fourth-quarter 2015, with consolidated revenues of CNY34.543 billion (US$5.333 billion) growing 32% on year, net operating profit of CNY12.434 billion up 33%, and net profit of CNY12.456 billion up 108%.

China software industry posts 2015 revenues of over CNY4.3 trillion, says MIIT

Jan 29, 14:28

China's software industry generated total revenues of CNY4.325 trillion (US$688 billion) in 2015, growing 16.6% on year, according to statistics by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

Worldwide spending on digital transformation technologies will surpass US$2 billion in 2019, says IDC

Jan 28, 15:17

According to IDC, worldwide spending on digital transformation (DX) technologies will grow to more than US$2.1 billion in 2019 with a CAGR of 16.8% over the 2014-2019 forecast period. Spending on DX technologies in the US will follow a similar trajectory, reaching nearly US$732 million in 2019.

Digitimes Research: Vendors showcase more applications to promote personal security at CES 2016

Jan 27, 11:02

Smart home device and service vendors were showcasing more devices and service applications dedicated to the promotion of personal security at the recently concluded CES 2016, according to Digitimes Research.

China Internet user base tops 688 million at end of 2015, says CNNIC

Jan 25, 12:25

The number of Internet users in China increased to an estimated 688.26 million at the end of 2015, according to the latest semiannual survey conducted by the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC).

Digitimes Research: Non-gaming VR applications showcased at CES 2016

Jan 22, 15:08

VR (virtual reality) devices showcased at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) highlighted many applications beyond gaming to include education, medical care, social networking and industrial design, according to Digitimes Research.

Over 300 exhibitors to be at 2016 Taipei Game Show

Jan 22, 14:56

The 2016 Taipei Game Show will take place during January 29-February 2, with more than 300 exhibitors occupying about 2,000 booths, according to organizer, the Taipei Computer Association (TCA).

Ruten to apply for listing in Hong Kong

Jan 22, 14:38

Ruten, a C2C online auction platform operated by PChome eBay, will apply for listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in the first half of 2016 and expects to be listed as soon as the end of 2016 or in the first half of 2017, according to PChome eBay chairman Jan Hung-tze.

Worldwide IT spending forecast to grow 0.6% in 2016, says Gartner

Jan 19, 14:12

Worldwide IT spending is forecast to total US$3.54 trillion in 2016, just a 0.6% increase over 2015 spending of US$3.52 trillion, according to Gartner. 2015 saw the largest US dollar drop in IT spending since Gartner began tracking IT spending. US$216 billion less was spent on IT in 2015 than in 2014...

HTC reportedly to set up independent VR company

Jan 19, 11:33

HTC plans to spin off its virtual reality (VR) business unit to form an independent company in a bid boost its VR business operations, according to a Taipei-based Central News Agency (CNA) report.

Samsung, Oculus and HTC ready to strive in VR market

Jan 18, 21:32

The global virtual reality (VR) market is expected to begin gaining momentum soon as Samsung Electronics, Oculus and HTC are ready to compete with each other in the sector, according to industry sources.

Seagate pushing non-PC storage for 2016 with focus on surveillance applications

Jan 7, 16:07

To strengthen its presence in the Asia Pacific market, Seagate is planning to continue pushing PC HDD sales and launch products for cloud computing, consumer electronics, surveillance and enterprise storage for 2016. Seagate expects surveillance-related applications such as hyper-converged systems...

Elta Technology obtains Taiwan general agent right for 2016 Rio Olympics broadcasting, says paper

Newswatch - Jan 4, 23:11

Digital HD content integrator and distributor Elta Technology has obtained the Taiwan general agent right for broadcasting 2,500-hour events of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games to take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, during August 5-21, according to Chinese-language newspaper Economic Daily News...

Network advanced threat protection market to hit US$1.3 billion in 2019, says IHS

Dec 29, 14:02

Sales of network advanced threat protection (ATP) solutions, which detect sophisticated malware, reached US$194 million worldwide in the third quarter of 2015, up 7% sequentially, and 53% on year.

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